Family run sanitary equipment manufacturer, Wirquin, has held a special family factory tour and party to raise funds and celebrate their 40th birthday.

It was just one of a number of events they have run during the year to raise money for causes like The Children’s Hospital Charity.

The Wirquin Doncaster facility was open all day for tours of the factory, largely for staff to show their family and friends the UK manufacturing base. They held a competition for the best birthday cake, had inflatable assault courses and face painting, a charity raffle and the star event was the rodeo ride, where the management team all took turns to see who could hold on the longest.

The companies chosen charity, The Children’s Hospital Charity, aims to provide over and above the standard NHS provision, enhancing Sheffield Children’s hospital, which is one of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. The charity funds research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses and finances specialist medical equipment, new facilities and improvements to the hospital environment.

The Wirquin business is 40 this year, their UK brand Mcdee has also hit 40 and Celmac is now over 125 years old.